Compare F5 Advanced WAF vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall

F5 Advanced WAF is ranked 6th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews while Symantec Web Application Firewall is ranked 19th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews. F5 Advanced WAF is rated 9.2, while Symantec Web Application Firewall is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of F5 Advanced WAF writes "Provides load-balancing and security for our enterprise-level clients". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Symantec Web Application Firewall writes "Straightforward setup but the whole Web Security Gateway can be better". F5 Advanced WAF is most compared with Microsoft Azure Application Gateway, Citrix NetScaler AppFirewall and Fortinet FortiWeb, whereas Symantec Web Application Firewall is most compared with Fortinet FortiWeb, F5 BIG-IP and Imperva Incapsula. See our F5 Advanced WAF vs. Symantec Web Application Firewall report.
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Pros
This solution is an enterprise-class firewall that provides both load-balancing and security.The anti-bot protection is the solution's most valuable feature. Safe-guard or credential staffing are also useful features.This solution inspects your traffic and based on that, automatically create distinct qualities for you, so you can add this to the policy already created. That's what I like most.The solution isn't too expensive. The license allows you to license what you need and leave out what you don't need.I definitely recommend this solution because of the time you save on analysis.The best solution for WAF.With F5 Advanced WAF, it was protection for online publications and for our customers that caused us to choose the platform.The most valuable feature is artificial intelligence and to get extra internal access.

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The setup was straightforward.The interface is user-friendly.

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This solution can be made more user-friendly.The solution's dashboard could be improved. When you're moving from policy to policy, the logs and the integration of the logs in other systems aren't straightforward.I would not expect traffic details to pass through the web application firewall across the length of the whole application. I think that there is a web application where it can let the application function without traffic going in into the WAF.The solution is tedious. It takes a lot of discrete settings so one needs to get detailed and granular when they use the solution. It takes you a whole lot of energy and concentration to configure. It needs to be much more straight-forward, like other web solutions.One thing that can be improved, is to increase the quantity over predefine policy.I think the deployment templates can be better.F5 Advanced WAF needs better integration within the application, like remote dashboards.The administrator's user interface and some of the settings can sometimes be very complicated to understand.

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I'm not convinced that it's necessary the best solution going forward in the future.It would be an improvement if the management dashboards were not reliant upon Java.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing fees for this solution are paid on a yearly basis.After buying the program, you just pay for the support every year.I think the price is very high.The pricing is too high.

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Symantec WAF, Blue Coat Protecting Web Applications
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Overview

At F5, we give our customers the freedom to securely deliver every app, anywhere—with confidence. All F5 products are highly programmable and integrate into any environment, whether on premises or in any cloud. To date, 48 of the Fortune 50 companies rely on F5 to deliver apps that customers and employees can securely access at any time, on any device, from any location.

The Symantec Web Application Firewall (WAF) enables you to secure and accelerate your web applications.

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MAXIMUS, Vivo, American Systems, Bangladesh Post Office, City Bank
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Software R&D Company26%
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K 12 Educational Company Or School10%
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